|Track season opens at chilly, windy Perkins County Invite|
|Written by Wauneta Breeze|
|Thursday, 02 April 2015 02:43|
Faith Simpson won the discus and both hurdle events at the season’s opening meet at Perkins County. (Grant Tribune Photo)
By Diane Stamm
The Wauneta Breeze
As is typical for the first meet of the year, the Wauneta-Palisade track teams opened its season with cold and windy weather at the Perkins County track meet Thursday.
Coach Dawn Doetker said the weather was terrible but the kids still gave their best efforts and have set a good base for the season.
Doetker was very excited about the performances of the girls’ team.
Going up against Perkins County, Chase County, Dundy County-Stratton and South Platte, freshman Faith Simpson had three first place finishes.
Simpson was first in the 100 meter hurdles, 300 meter hurdles and the discus.
Senior Lesley Towery placed first in the long jump and third in both the 200 meter dash and 400 meter dash.
Towery also ran in the 4x400 meter relay. Facing 2014 state qualifiers Chase County and Dundy County-Stratton, the Broncos placed third.
Also running in the relay were senior Sydnee Harchelroad and freshman Alejandra Almanza and Lanee Nordhausen.
Harchelroad finished fifth in the 200 meter dash and fourth in the 400 meter dash. Almanza was fourth in the 800 meters.
Senior Hannah Nordhausen was third in the discus. Freshman Reagan Skow was second in the shot put and junior Ellie Lee was sixth.
For the Bronco boys’ team, senior Gage Crowell was second in the shot put and sixth in the 110 meter hurdles.
Sophomore Brody Nordhausen was third in the 400 meters and fifth in the 800 meters.
Freshman Cash Yearous was sixth in the 800 meters.
Nordhausen and Yearous ran legs on the 4x400 relay which finished third. Also running were Chris Carl and Willis Christner.
The Broncos will travel to Sutherland Thursday for the Sutherland Invite.
Events start at 11:45 a.m. MT/12:45 p.m. CT